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this is al jazeera america. i'm tony harris, life from new york city. the man suspected of opening fire in a jewish community center and retirement complex will face charges of murder and hate crimes. and the president's health care measure may cost less than
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expected. several new developments today in the crisis in ukraine. the country's acting president asked the united nations to send peace keepers to the ukraine. police storming government in horlivka. fps roz, gooroz, good to see yo. what happened to the u.s.s. donald cook? >> the u.s.s. donald cook is currently key provide in the black sea. it is directly there because of the crisis in ukraine. while on saturday evening as you noted, a russian su 24 fencer
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fighter jet made a dozen passes near the u.s.s. donald cook for 20 minutes. the crew tried to raise the pilot of that fighter jet, was unsuccessful, the u.s. as you're saying calling that unprofessional and provocative actsdz. actsdz -- is acts. looking how they should file a formal complaint. this violates treaties between the u.s. and russia on how their militaries should interact with one another. this is an added level of tension in the region because the government of moscow has accused foreigners including the united states of helping to foment antirussian sentiment particularly in the eastern part
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of the cub where we see thighs takeovers of -- these takeovers of governments. not doing anything of the sort although we should note, that the director of the cia john brennan was in kiev over the weekend while trying to use a false name. >> well that never works. i'm learning on what options of the pentagon might include. will ultimately the u.s. take any actions against russia because of this incident? are. >> reporter: well it just so happens that on friday, the u.s. continued levying sanctions. it levied sanctions against seven officials and a natural gas company one that's state owned in crimea for their role in helping to destabilize that province which russia now claims as its own. the u.s.'s view is that
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diplomacy and the use of these economic sanctions are the way to resolve this political crisis. and let's not forget. the secretary of state is going to be traveling to europe on thursday to meet with his russian counterpart and to meet with eu and ukrainian officials so they can all sit down and try to figure out if there is a way of defusing this crisis. certainly it will be the first time that the russians and the ukrainians will have been in the same room in this kind of format. we've seem them at the u.n. security council, for example, but really the u.s. is trying to play a long game here. it does not want to have to report to use military force and in fact the president has suggested that he doesn't believe this can be solved mill militarily. >> i think i saw the line that the ministe ministers had on th.
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ukrainian president is asking the intrucial community for -- international community for help. as rosalyn has just said. kim vanel has more from donetske. this is the moment that protesters stormed the city, 100 men took part in the assault, which like many was streamed online. there's been no sign so far of any government operation in state buildings continue to fall. a few blocks away, horlivka's city council was also taken over in a brisk but peaceful operation. across the east are now being told to raise the flag of the republic of donetske as opposed to the russian flag. people have ousted the current
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mayor. checkpoints around the region. crowts outside cheer -- crowds outside cheer the military on. claims to show ukrainian officers who changed side. the video cannot be independently verified but the man giving orders says he's a russian lieutenant. in the capitol pro-unity protesters took their frustrations to the internal ministry. they say the government should be moving faster to quell unrest in the east. >> translator: he has to force his employees in the are donetske, kharkiv region in threat thing the international territorial integrity in the region. if he can't do that he should resign.
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>> interim president ols sardinhpresident oals aresardin. unfortunately today they are demonstrating an inability to, and separatist movement. >> the government is now looking for u.n. peace keeping troops to help carry out an antiterrorism operation. but each passing hour is threatening the authority of kiev. >> speaking out about the accusations that it is behind the recent violence and building seizures in eastern ukraine. al jazeera's peter sharp has more. >> this was an opportunity from
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russian foreign minister sergey lavrov to deny that russia was involved in assisting these pro russian forces in eastern ukraine in the taking over of police stations and other government buildings. not so said sergey lavrov. we've got no agents in the area, no intelligence and no troops. this is of course not what kiev is saying. but lavrov was saying what the west doesn't understand is the people of eastern ukraine have got their own protests and being carried out by the people of eastern ukraine and not by people in moscow. lavrov went on to say it is in the interest of russia that ukraine remain stable. that only if all the people in the country, talking about the people in the east the russian speakers there are treated equally. and he had this message to the u.s. and to the eu:
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>> it should be recalled that violence in kiev's independence square which has resulted in dozens upon dozens of deaths was branded a democracy. while the peacefu peaceful protn the are southeast are considered terrorism. this is hypocrisy beyond any limits and i really hope we'll hear an honest and coherent reaction from our western partners. >> it's been a busy day for lavrov. he had talks with the french foreign minister in paris, calling on what they could to try and halt any military operations in the east of ukraine, at risk lavrov said are these four party talks that it's hoped will get underway in geneva on thursday.
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>> peter sharp reporting for us. enough evidence to file hate crimes charges against 73-year-old fraser glen cross, but he was not informally charged just yet. three people were killed in the shooting at two jewish centers. >> we choose not to focus on the why or what happened. it really doesn't matter to us. the fact remains that two of the people we love moss in our life are -- most in our life are now not here with us. it takes no character to do what was done. it takes no strength of character. it takes no backbone. it takes no morals. it takes no ethics. all it takes is an idiot with a gun.
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>> strong stuff. jonathan betz with more on the investigation. >> strong stuff. fraser john cross has a long history crf abuse. opening fire at two places within 20 minutes. on this holy week and supposed to be of peace, police now say hate motivated a rampage. >> officially we believe this to be a hate crime. >> reporter: officers say 73-year-old fraser glen cross opened fire outside jewish centers on kansas city on the eve passover killing three. as hundreds mourn last night, an unexpected visit. >> i'm the daughter of this person who was killed and the mother of the son who was killed. >> her father, william corporan was killed along with his grandson. arriving for an audition at the
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jewish community officer center. >> he was going to sing, "he will miss me when i'm gone." >> and terriy muller, who was visiting her mother at a jewish rsh home. >> plotting to kill an kate pf pf -- an activist. >> why are people third class citizens now? >> burning anger police say now causing deep pain. >> that idiot absolutely knocked a family to its knees for no reason. >> he carried such hate for jews but in the end none of his victims were actually jewish.
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that will not make a different in the hate crime charges they soon plan to file. >> all right jonathan, thank you. jury selection started in new york today in the trial of an egyptian islamic preacher charged with supporting al qae qaeda. also known as abu hamza, mustafa spent several years before he was exriett extradited to the ud states in 2012. goodluck jonathan is blaming a radical group for the bombing on the outskirts of the country's capitol. 75 were killed when a bomb ripped through in abuja. >> cordoning off the scene of this morning's blast. if you look, just beyond the
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cordon, if i move out of the way, the area where the car bomb is expected to have detonated. forensic experts are trying to piece together any evidence they can find. in the foreground there were buses packed with people getting ready to take off to the capitol which is about an eight kilometer ride. if you just come over here you can also see the impact of the explosion, the impact onen vehicles that were also parked full of people, waiting as i say to drive into the city center for work. it's not clear how many people may have been killed by the impact of these explosions. it's believed that there could have been more than one explosion, at least that's what we're hearing, more than 35. security services and emergency services have not comment out with a definitive figure. no one group claimed responsibility, looks like boko
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haram. it does look like this is the kind of thing that they might be behind. >> yvonne ndega reporting. two thousand homes have been destroyed in chile. at least 12 people have died. al jazeera's daniel schweimler takes us through the devastation. >> all around me there are residents who have come back to this day brithis debris. to pick remnants of their shat shattered lives. variation parts of valparaiso. much of the city is built on very steep hills so it would be incredibly difficulty for the emergency services to reach these areas.
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at the same time, the fire was fanned by very strong winds, fires all around us so it raged for more than 24 hours and then just when the authorities thought they had things under control, the winds would fan the flames again and the fire would resurge. thousands of people evicted, housed in public buildings around valparaiso. the president michel bachelet, visited nearly immediately afterwards. ll many of the residents that were force -- also many of the residents have come back now with the light of day to sift through the debris of their devastated homes to see if they can find any kind of remnants retrievable so they can begin the task of rebuilding their
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lives shattered by this catastrophe. >> a robotic suck marine is now searching the southern indian ocean. hopefully they have detected any sounds from six days now. authorities are investigating an oil slick near where the last signals were detected. the subtook two hours to dive roughlily 15,000 feet. it will spend 16 hours searching a 16 square mile section of the sea floor before making the two hour trip back to the surface. the washington post and the guardian won the coveted pulitzer prize about two hours ago, the most prestigious award in journalism, are the agency's bulk collection of intelligence.
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given in 14 categories of journalism. coming up on al jazeera america, the risk of audit is the least in decades. abraham lincoln's closely guarded high security tomb.
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>> let's get in some business bites here. returning to positive territory. a late surge added 146 points to the blue chips. solid earnings and increase in retail sales last month. a federal judge has ordered ohio to recognize same sex marriage. judge timothy black will not force ohio to allow same sex marriage but did say the ban is
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unconstitutional. same sex couples legally married in other states now have opportunity to file property rights. an are allowed to make medical decisions. -f now allows to file federal returns jointly, tanya moseley has more. >> when generate lighty and pe petey peterson moved in together -- >> originally people would say roommates. >> and then the questions, are you sisters? >> then that evolved into partner. but that sounds like the cowboy partner or the business partner. >> that was almost 40 years ago. >> you may now kiss. >> on december 12, 2012, they became the first couple that got
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a license. they call each other wife. >> it's getting easier. >> and when filing taxes this year, they didn't have to split their assets. thanks to the defense of marriage act, allowing gay couples to file federal taxes together. >> the down side of that is that we were bumped up into a higher category for paying taxes. which really kind of threw us. >> washington doesn't collect state taxes. gay married couples don't have to worry about that. the process however has become a headache in other places. the laws are different depending on what part of the country you live in. in massachusetts, the state recognizes same sex marriage but in the commonwealth of virginia, couples may have to file three or four forms. >> i imagine it is confusing for them, it's confusing for me
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because i know this stuff. >> in states that don't recognize their marriages. it can be costly. >> and then there's questions on state level, what if they have kids? who gets the dependents, how do you figure that out? >> whitey and peterson don't see this as a setback. >> i'm an optimist. it will take a while but it's happening. >> an optimistic view as many sedates tackle the issue of acknowledging, same sex marriage. tanytanya moseley,, al jazeera america, washington. >> what advice do you have for same sex marriage? it can be fufg.
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>> it is confusing. are uncle sam sees you as married no matter where you live. so that's the main thing. so even if you're someplace like the commonwealth of virginia, uncle sam still sees you as married. >> i see. >> i advise everyone to really engage a tax planner so you can sit down and make sure your tax return is accurate and covers all your bases. >> and same sex partners are also dealing with we heard it there in the report from tanya with filing jointly as dual-income couples. and how does that complicate things? obviously they're being bumped up in some case he into a higher tax bracket, right? >> exactly. they are encountering any marriage penalty that any newly married, double income couple would encounter. they are bumped up into a higher tax bracket so it's all the
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same. >> so if you're a same sex couple and you have kids who gets the dependents? >> this is when you would need to ask a tax planner. i would say file jointly and you would cover both those bases. >> gotcha. it's the day before, the deadline. the irs commissioner came out this week saying i guess it was last week saying that the risk for an audit is the lowest in decades. appreciate that. but why is that the case? >> this is actually a good thing. ever since the recession broke, the irs has been tasked with being a friendlier, nicer, internal revenue service. we know that we've had individuals that are long term unemployed, that have had a significant drop in income. that have dealt with foreclosures and bankruptcies. so the irs doesn't want to audit you. want to work with the public. file your tax returns.
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be accurate and honest with what you're putting down, around you won't have anything to worry about. don't do anything that raises a red flag. they don't want to audit you, they want to work with you. >> jennifer if we're not worrying quite as much about audits at the moment what are the issues with people filing today and tomorrow, maybe red flags? >> a lot of questions about the home office deduction there have been a lot of people that have started their own businesses and even employers that have cut down expenses have said work from home. what you need to understand about this home office deduction is that your space in your home has to totally be basically sectioned off for business. >> and you have to have an entrance right to get into that space, right? >> correct. it cannot be something that's part guest room, you know, part office. or part place where i keep the dog. and part office. it has to be totally dedicated to that space for you to claim
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that deduction. and you have to be really accurate here. sit down with your tax preparer. if you have a fax line, phone line, computer, all that adds up to you being able to take the deduction. >> jennifer, that's terrific. jennifer streaks is with us joining us from washington, d.c. coming up for al jazeera america, revised numbers from president obama's health care law, showing it will cost less than previously thought. heidi zhou-castro are sitting down with members of a church someone calls a cult.
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>> detroit... >> chicago... >> nashville... >> los angeles... >> san francisco... >> al jazeera america, take a new look at news. >> can the white house getting some good news about the affordable care act today, new numbers from the congressional budget office, we should say the nonpartisan congressional budget office show one partly of the controversial law will cost less than previously thought. libby casey, joins us from washington, good to see you. let the spinning beginning here. what are the new numbers and what do they tell us from the cbo? >> the cbo gives us nonpartisan projecting of how much something
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should cost. the big word is the health care law will cost less than previously expect. $36 billion, that sounds like a lot but it's $knife billion less -- $5 billion less. helping people pay for their insurance. we're looking at these numbers because -- and we're seeing this reduction in some of the cost expenditures because some of the insurance companies are using tighter cost controls and frankly they're giving their customers fewer options terms of how many doctors they can chootion from but that's -- choose from but the money will come in there and there's some other accounting measures that the cbo is dealing with. now so we're also watching to see of course the response about how people are reacting to this, tony.
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>> the cbo estimates that about 5 million people will enroll in plans that meets the aca standards outside the marketplace. that is in addition to the millions who have signed up through the marketplaces or gained coverage on medicaid or been able to stay on their parents plans until age 26 because of the law. this is historic process and shows how the affordable care act is work as it was supposed to. >> jay carney white house spokesman calling this all welcome news. in terms of people covered the affordable care act according to the cbo is covering 12 million more americans this year through a combination of means. we've all heard a number said by the white house a lot, 7.1 million, that's how many signed up before the march 31st deadline. the cbo says they are looking more like 6 million. they are talking about accounting. if they got just signed up, they
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are covered for two-thirds of the year. all the numbers to say how the white house is quite pleased with how things are coming out. >> so libby what are the political implications of these numbers? >> well, it's interesting because the white house is able to say look we're happy with this we're pleased with this. in the past when cbo reports have come out they've really created a fire storm because both sides of the debate use it to their advantage. the last time we saw numbers come out over the winter, it talked about how fewer americans would become employed as previously predicted, wait wait wait wait a minute. this means americans will have more choice. they don't take a full time job because they can start their own business. and they play not drop out of status because they can get health care for the first time in their lives. the fact that the republicans
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have been quiet is the fact they may have lest grist on the report. >> i am wondering how is the resignation of kathleen sebelius playing out in washington so far? >> fairly quiet because congress is on a two week break back in their home district. that does not mean they're not talking about it. a lot of criticism of kathleen sebelius, gather on trial runs for who is surfacing as real contenders in the republican party, slamming her saying because she is gone doesn't mean obamacare is something we're not going to attack. however a lot of eyes are turning to the next person who might head hhs. this is president's nominee,
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sylvia bu burwell. >> that was four, five good minutes with libby casey. thank you. wells east texas, is called home for the people who live in wells, say the church is a cult. heidi zhou-castro had a rare opportunity to sit down with both sides. >> if that was the case why do you go around preaching you're going to hell? >> a test of faith in wells, texas. never before has religion provoked more passion on this bible belt town of 8 00. >> how do you know what's in my heart? >> these men were with the church of wells, fundamentalists
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who came to wells when their rv broke down. >> we believe god sent us to wells to reach this community of people. >> what the church believes is that a true believer must join them and renounce ties with the outside world. this includes shunning one's own family. katherine grove's family has desperately tried to reunite with her earnings since last year. her family spoke with al jazeera. >> any religion that fears the loving arms of a mother and outside communication with the world is slavery. >> grove's parents say she was a bright and ambitious nursing student before she left her arkansas home nine months ago. they claim their daughter is now are brain washed. >> if you want to talk with katherine she's dead. >> a message of dam nation to
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outsiders. townspeople say the church crossed the line at the wells homecoming parade earlier this month whether young children heard they were going to hell. the church did not press charges but the tension between the church and the community has swelled. >> i will stand here today until my feet will not be able to stand here no more letting you know we are not going to back down to y'all no more. we are not going to let you get away with nothing. you're not telling children in this community they're going to hell. you won't tell citizens or nobody. >> what will it take you to leave? >> by human perspective there is no amount of persecution or hardship that would make us leave. >> are you saying you are hoping to be martyrs? >> it would be an unworthy privilege and honor to suffer
4:38 pm, according to scripture but that is not our goal. our goal is to see people saved. >> reporter: the christians in wells say they are already saifd. and the rest -- saved. and the rest say they want to be left alone. so the spiritual standoff continues. one that tests the limits of the freedom of religion and tolerance. heidi zhou-castro, al jazeera, wells, texas. >> in libya, a judge has are ruled that moammar gadhafi can not face trial because rebels are holding him. he and 39 other gadhafi era lieutenants face charges for alleged crimes committed during the civil war. afghanistan claims of voter fraud in this year's national elections have topped the widely
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criticized 2009 presidential vote. preliminary results say that there are two front-runners but election officials say they've only counted 10% of the votes so far. there are 870 complaints that could affect the outcome of that count, the hotly disputed election in 2009 led to violence because of allegations of vote-tampering. in indonesia, farmers are lining up and cashing in on coffee and it could mean you'll soon pay more for it. nicole johnston has more. >> are coffee berries are ready to pick. 50,000 depend on the crop. and this looks like they're better than average. >> along the stem i can see in november the production will be really good. when it rains the coffee will turn red and the price of coffee is also going up amazingly high compared with earlier years. >> reporter: it's not only the season that's looking good but
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the prices as well. farmers and exporters are factoring in a huge increase at least 50% and the reason for that is a drought in brazil. so brazil's bad luck is good for indonesia. three years ago prices doubled in one season now they look to be on a similar run. his company exports 80% of its organic coffee to the u.s. the rest goes to europe and australia. >> with global warming this year brazil and other countries have had a bad har vetion making -- harvest making coffee hard to get. we have our own signature product. >> there are also why more people drinking coffee in marks such as china and india. which will put more pressure on supply over the next few years. for coffee connoisseurs in those emerging markets, instant coffee
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is not good enough. >> right now other than export the people love drinking coffee. that means the export is just as good and quality consumption is going up. >> high price and bumper harvest, sounds like the perfect combination. >> an army court upholds the verdict. >> manning's credit conviction for leaking credit information to wikileaks will stand. 14 other offenses. she was convictof leaking 700,000 classified documents over two years while serving in iraq. the case now automatically goes to the army court of criminal
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appeals. a utah judge has set bail for a woman at the center of a gruesome case. 39-year-old megan huntsman is accused of killing six children she gave birth to over a ten year span. police found the infants' bodies inside cardboard boxes. they haven't filed charges yet, bail is set at $6 million. robert rizzo was sentenced to 33 months in prison for dodging nearly $300,000 in taxes when he was fired in 2010 rizzo was earning a nearly $1.5 million salary with benefits. he's back in court wednesday to be sentenced for 69 counts of fraud and improper use of city funds. in philadelphia, 100-year-old bernice gordon is a legend among fans of the new york times crossword. she's been building puzzles
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longer than flen. are tom ackerman has the story. >> bernice has been using her skill to build crossword puzzles since she was 65. that -- she was 35. that was 65 years ago. >> my mother was exasperated with me. she said to me, "my child, if you spent as much money buying cookbooks instead of dictionaries your family would be better off." >> it generally takes her a day to compose the puzzle's skeleton and another day to come you with the concludes. a puzzle america first to come up with rebbus. now a standard feature in puzzles including the 150 she's
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been commissioned to make for the new york times. its puzzle editor will shorts values the combination of can craft and commitment. >> she has experienced life since the 19-teens so you know things we know from books she knows from everyday life and that all shows up in the puzzle. >> and per nees doesn't hesitate in sometimes teaming up with much younger puzzle makers. >> i remember bernice telling me one time one of her puzzles she ended up with the word yay. she was complaining that's not a word. yay is something that is a bit informal, slangy, nothing you would find in the dictionary. >> i buy a dictionary every year because every year they have new words. >> bernice says she's excited that at her age she can still make a living from something she
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enjoys, make her brain agile. >> the best part, knowing i'm doing something for someone. you're really helping people so at least i've made a mark in the world, a little mark. >> i need a vowel there. >> bernice gordon, a 13-letter word for amazing. >> that's how i do it. >> tom ackerman, al jazeera. >> what a star right? watch that piece again, some secrets there. maria, appreciate it, see you a little later. it's been 149 years since john wilkes booth assassinated abraham lincoln. ashhaash-har quraishi has the s.
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>> today those ballot stained gloves are a horrible reminder of the violence of that evening at ford's theater. >> completed in 1874 the final resting place of president lincoln attracts over 300,000 visitors each year. in death lincoln achieved legendary status, turning his remains into relics. >> you'll see swaths of hair, people trying to deal with blood stained fabric, saying this is lincoln's we are fascinated with lincoln. we have to own him. >> a fascination taken to the extreme in 1876 when a group of chicago counterfeiters tried to steal president lincoln's body and hold it for ransom. >> these are tools that the people who tried to steal
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mr. ploing' lincoln's remains. >> they were able to cut through the sar cough gust, gs sar cough sarcofagus. >> for many years. each member of the guard was sworn to protect this secret. >> few visitors have ever been allowed to see firsthand. we were given unique access to the interior cavities of lincoln's tomb. >> covered with lumber until it could be permanent any secured
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inside the tomb. >> in total his remains would be moved some 17 times and his coffin opened at least five times in the decades following his death. michael o'seery spent time in the monument. >> give us an idea where the coffin really is? >> we're sitting here. it's ten feet underground and in steel and concrete. >> 4,000 pounds of concrete and a location out of sight, finally provided a secretive yet safe resting place for the 16th president of the united states. ash-har quraishi, lnlz, new york. >> we meet the top cop who is working to repair the city' cits
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crime fighting. >> coming up, a controversial choice to give the coveted pulitzer prize. for the leak sparked by edward snowden. that's next.
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only on al jazeera america >> a controversial choice today to award the pulitzer prize, are sparked from leaks of edward snowden. everybody last a role in government. joining me on the phone is sig gissler, the pulitzer prize administer for university. i'll get to edward snowden's
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comments. journalistically speaking, a, do you believe this reporting is worthy of the pulitzer and how does it comport with the pulitzer's regard reporting? >> first of all we call it the pulitzer prize and i think it fits quite well with our tradition. the focus of the prizes given today in the public service category was on the journal, namely, the revealing of the widespread surveillance, advancing of the public understanding surrounding that surveillance, and stimulating a very valuable public debate over where to draw the line between security and privacy in a democratic society. >> do you see it as vindicating snowden's leak of the documents? he certainly sees it that way.
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>> well, i don't have any comment about snowden's interpretation. our focus entirely was on the defaulowners quality of the journalism. because it went beyond any leaked documents, went on reporting into the whole structure of the nsa, are and of the -- a lot of other issues that were related. and so it provided a lot of context for people. >> but the reporting you would agree was supported by the leaked documents, right? >> yes, a lot of reporting is based on leaked documents. >> agreed, agreed. >> that's not an uncommon thing. >> agreed. but documents that now see mr. snowden facing serious charges, theft and espionage correct? >> that's correct, but the
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submission by the guardian u.s., digital operation, focused on, if you look at the entry which is on our website you'll see that the stories went far beyond leakage. and likewise with the washington post, there was quite a bit of in-depth reporting in and around the whole subject. >> all right mr. guessler, appreciate your time. >> thank you, bye-bye. >> coming up he retired from swing but michael phelps may be competing at the next summer olympics after all, we'll we'll explain.
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>> in jerusalem, jews made last-minute preparations for passover due to begin at sunset. in ultraorthodox neighborhoods, residents burned all remnants of
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food left. bubba watson has a new green jacket in his closet after taking home his second manufactures title in three years. watson beat out 20-year-old phenom at jordan spieth. he's a good one. images of the big celebration are making the rounds on social media. inez is back with that. maria. >> yes, he went to a waffle house with his wife and friends, that's right, and he writes champ dinner at waffle house, #hashbrowns and #covered. he's got friends in the background, judah smith is a friend of his. now you're looking at it from the opposite, waffle house, he
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wasn't wearing the green jacket here. >> that's right, that's right. >> right phil, so it may remind you of this image, right? >> he ended up going for a drive through for food. >> krispy kreme. >> there you go. phil mickelson, there you go. >> he did tweet out he's finally home, time to practice for drive, chip and putt. he put up this video of little son here. >> rip it like dad. very good. >> first time in 20 years that tiger woods did not participate in the masters. and the ratings were as low as 2004. some people are calling it the tiger effect and some people are tweeting about this. r.j. umbarger, he writes masters sunday without tiger woods is
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just not the same. >> that's true. >> ricky says, golf is irrelevant if there is no tiger woods #masters. >> i didn't watch a single hole. i can't remember when that was the case. for now, he is golf. >> he really represents it. >> he's just got to be healthy. michael phelps is coming out of retirement. the baltimoreian. competing for the first time. at 25. he is jumping in to test the waters and you know see how it goes. this could be a first step towards possibly swimming at the 2016 games in rio. phelps has won 22 olympic medals, 20 of them gold. freddy mercury died in 1941.
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